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First party special needs trusts – what everyone is talking about but not everyone understands well.

What is this “trust” that everyone mentions as a well know but mysterious magic wand?

Your facebook, twitter, & email accounts, to name a few. do you need planning for digital assests?

Who do you want to have access to your digital footprint after you are gone?

I am not a u.s. citizen. do i need estate planning?

The short and definitive answer is - ABSOLUTELY!

Why do i need an estate plan?

WOULD YOU ASK THE SAME QUESTION ABOUT HOME INSURANCE, IF YOU ARE A HOME OWNER? OR WOULD YOU ASK THIS SAME QUESTION ABOUT CAR INSURANCE, IF YOU ARE A DRIVER?

Liquidity & life insurance in my estate plan

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF LIQUIDITY AS PART OF YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Five most common mistakes of estate planning

FIVE MOST COMMON MISTAKERS OF ESTATE PLANNNG MADE BY PROFESSIONALS WITHOUT ADEQUATE EXPERIENCE IN ESTATE PLANNING

How does adoption change your rights to your biological parent's estate?

Adoption changes your rights to inherit from your biological parent's Estate if they pass intestate. This article summarizes Mr. Nussbaum's attempt to circumvent that rule.

What's the difference between an estate administrator and an executor?

What happens to your hard-earned estate when you pass away? This question may be uncomfortable, but it's worth addressing.

Let's talk about: simple wills

Today we are going to discuss Wills, and more specifically the "Simple Will." There are many types of Wills, but this type is most commonly used for smaller estates. South Carolina requires one to be over the age of 18 and "of sound mind" in order to make a Will and several administrative measures in order to be considered a validly-executed Will..